Special Education

Improve your resume and be better equipped to make a positive impact in the lives of students with special and individual needs.

Degree Options Bachelor's, Minor
Locations Lewiston

The special education program prepares generalists rather than specialists in any one area of special education. Students interested in the endorsement of Exceptional Child Generalist K-12 must integrate the special education courses and internship into their elementary or secondary education program. Obtaining the Exceptional Child Generalist endorsement enables a special education teacher to work with students with special and individual needs in grades K-12 in a resource program or through inclusion in a regular classroom.

Teacher candidates must complete a major endorsement in either Elementary Education (All Subjects K-8) or Secondary Education (Specific Content Area 6-12). For endorsement, students must also pass the Praxis II exam #5543-Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Application.

The early childhood special education minor prepares generalists and not specialists in any one area. Students will have to complete a six-credit internship along with 14 other credits to earn the minor.

Related Careers

• Special education teacher, preschool, $61,400
• Special education teacher, elementary and middle school, $61,820
• Special education teacher, high school, $62,320
• Education teacher, postsecondary, $65,440

Career data and salary information is from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The LC State Special Education Program gave me the tools I needed in order to help students who find school challenging. I have been able to apply what I’ve learned into my classroom today!” - Brandy Box ‘18, 2nd Grade Teacher, Meridian, Idaho

Degree Options

Minor: Special Education - Standard Exceptional Child Certificate with Generalist Endorsement, Grades K-12

View in Catalog

Contact Information